There is a reason, or a “why” behind everything we do. When I opened Studio 61 in 2015, I knew without a shadow of doubt, that I wanted to photograph high school seniors. In 2017, my daughter Kara joined my team to be your hair and makeup expert. Together we combine your personal fashion and beauty to create stunning images of you. Below is our “why we want to photograph you”.

  • We believe that every high school senior has a unique point of view to express that should be captured in a photograph.

    • That’s why we take the time to get to know all of the high schools seniors we photograph before we photograph them. Knowing what makes you tick, your likes and your dislikes, your interest and your activities gives us the opportunity to create a unique senior session tailored just for you.

  • We believe that every high school senior deserves a platform for expression where they can step outside of the norm and be free for the day to experience the fullness of who they are.

    • That’s why we created Studio 61, a place where anything goes.

  • We believe every high school senior should be given the opportunity to feel glamorous.

    • That’s why we meet with all high school seniors to discuss what to wear and how we are going to style their individual session. We also incorporate hair and makeup services into some of our sessions.

  • We believe every high school senior should have the opportunity to experience high end, professional services at an affordable price that will set in motion their dreams to achieve the best that life can offer them.

    • You don’t know the goodness that life has to offer you until you have the opportunity to experience it. A professional portrait session is nothing like school portraits. To be honest, professional services are nothing like anything you’ve ever experienced in your life. You don’t have to settle when it comes to your senior portraits. From our services to our products, we make it possible for all high school seniors to enjoy a truly professional portrait experience.

  • We believe that we can create an atmosphere of expression that draws out the true beauty each of us possess.

    • You are unique. And you are exactly what we’re looking in our dream client. We don’t want you to hold back. We give you permission to express yourself.

  • We believe every high school senior deserves to have a senior portfolio to celebrate their accomplishments.

    • Maybe your accomplishment is surviving four years of high school. Maybe your accomplishment is being an honor student. Maybe your accomplishment is being a competitive athlete. Maybe your accomplishment is being a good friend. maybe your accomplishment is being a talented artist. Maybe your accomplishment is being active in clubs. Or, maybe your accomplishment is a combination of all of the above. Whatever your accomplishments are, lets celebrate YOU together.

  • We believe that all high school seniors should feel beautiful and confident about themselves.

    • Every person is truly beautiful. That includes you. You are beautiful. You are amazing. You are worth celebrating. You have value. We adore you.

  • We believe that every person should have the opportunity to look at themselves through the lens of a professional portrait.

    • Not a selfie. Not a school portrait. Not a photograph that your Mom or BFF took (although we do love those snapshots, thanks Mom!). A professional portrait. A professionally lit, professionally photographed, professionally edited portrait that you will be proud of. That’s what we want for you.